Two Seven Two – What are these Three Numbers About? They provide a numerical key to lost prehistoric antiquity. Clues of the past have many forms and fashions. Numbers are one of them. A primarily defined number is megalithic yard. It was 2.72 feet. Professor Alexander Thom of Oxford University established this accepted measure. For background on the subject, study writings of the John Michell. His books have been my companions for over fifty years. Now they are mostly out of print and difficult to acquire.

How Megalithic Measure Comes From the Traditional Arrangement of the 3 x 3 Number Square

A megalithic inch is 0.816 inches. That is a straight read across the bottom- left to right, on the 3 x 3 number square pictured to the right. If you reverse these numbers you have 618. These are the square root numbers of the Golden Section. This was called “phi” by the ancient Greeks- 1.618…. The square root is o.618 feet.

A megalithic yard contains forty megalithic inches. Here’s the arithmetic: 40 x 0.816 = 32.64 inches. Next, 32.64″/12″ = 2.72 feet – or 1 MY. Next:

Add the 8 perimeter numbers. You have 8 + 1 + 6 + 7 + 2 + 9 + 4 + 3 = 40. It is no co-incidence that there are 40 megalithic inches in the megalithic yard.

In summary: Three primary ancient numbers come from the perimeter: (1) The megalithic inch as 816 comes from the bottom three perimeter numbers- left to right. (2) Phi’s square root numbers are from the same bottom perimeter but reversed as right to left (618). (3) The number of megalithic inches in the megalithic yard as 40 from the entire perimeter.

This blog is the tip of the iceberg. Keep reading the posts on DSOworks for more information on the subject as well as on music. It will be forthcoming.

The Painted Hall of the Altamira Cave houses houses a prehistoric gallery. It was discovered in 1868. Since then, the floor has been lowered. This was to study the painted animals on the low ceiling at the time of the discovery. The floor measures 60 feet in length to 30 feet in width. My source for the dimensions is The Atlas of Legendary Places by James Harpur and Jennifer Westwood. The 12″ foot is the intended unit of measure. In fact, this now called “English” foot dates back to an indeterminable distant past. At the British Museum you can find several examples of a cubic inch of gold. It was the standard of weight ancient Greece, Babylon, and Egypt. Here’s how a segmented foot appears on the cube:

A cube has 12 edges.

Twelve edges of one inch per side = 12″= 1 foot.

Measurement Message from the 60 x 30 foot foundation of the Painted Hall

Musicians will most likely notice the 2 to 1 ratio of the floor’s proportions. These same proportions were recommended by Pythagoras. 10.500 years later this Greek philosopher stated the same ratio, after the unison, was most harmonious : The perfect interval of not the same tone (unison) and 1st overtone is the octave. It vibrates in a 2:1 ratio. The designers of the cave exhibition most likely knew this.

Its measure is the product of basic consecutive numbers. 5 x 6 = 30 (the width in feet). 3 x 4 x 5 = 60 (the length in feet). Very important: The formula for the megalithic yard uses all fives and sixes: (5 x 6) ÷ ( 5 + 6) = 2.727272… One megalithic yard is 2.72 feet. The builders of the Great Hall of Altamira knew this.

2nd factor uses 3,4,5 as 3 x 4 x 5 = 60. Numbers 3, 4 and 5 are the basis of the Pythagorean Theorem: 3² x 4² = 5². Also, look at the musical intervals above. These 3,4, and 5 factors figure into these basic harmonious intervals: 4:3 = perfect fourth. 5:4 = the major third.

The diagonal of the 30 x 60 rectangle would be 67 feet. The perimeter around this first half triangle is :30 + 60 + 67 = 157 feet. This figure (157) is one half of the pi figure of 314 made by the triangles made from a diagonal in a rectangle.

Conclusion: The wisdom of a lost civilization is preserved in measure at the Cave of Altamira. Perhaps the builders and artists were the survivors of Atlantis? Measurement message and music message are there. Of course, that the advanced artwork is there is a given!

One Thousand Seven Hundred Twenty Eight. So, what is special about his number? There is an obvious answer: 12 x 12 x 12 = 1,728. It is the cube of 12. But where else is 1.728 hiding? First, let’s also consider the following equivalents:

1,728 inches = 144 feet.

1,728 inches = 48 British yards

Most important for this blog: 1,728 inches = 52.8 megalithic yards. A megalithic yard is 30/11 feet. The megalithic yard is 2.72727…feet. Expressed as a fraction, it is 30/11 feet.

First, one thousand seven hundred twenty eight hides in this number square. Here’s how: Gnomoically dividing the square of three was a custom. It was most conspicuous in the Arabic school of Jabirism. Jabir Ibn Hayyim traced this custom back to Hermes. Hermes traced this custom back to Ariel.

How is one thousand seven hundred twenty eight found?

A gnomon is the part of the geometrical figure with numbers that remains when one is its corners is removed. On the number square, remove 4 boxes that contain 5,7,1, and 6. That is the lower right set of 4 boxes. The remaining numbers of the gnomon are 8,3,4,9, and 2. Multiply these five numbers. Their product is 1,728.

Megalithic Measurement comes from the 3 x 3 number square. The megalithic inch is a straight read of numbers. Look at the bottom horizontal. It reads 816. That was my discovery. However, the actual discovery of the reality of megalithic measure was made by Professor Alexander Thom of Oxford University. He surveyed 600 megalithic sites in England, Scotland, Wales and Britanny.^{[4]} Thom also proposed the Megalithic Rod of 2.5 MY.^{[5]} As sub units of these, he further proposed the Megalithic Inch. It is 0.816 inches. One hundred of which are included in a Megalithic Rod. Forty megalithic inches make a Megalithic Yard. Not only does the megalithic inch (0.816) come from the 3 x 3 number square, so does their 40 count which makes a megalithic yard:

Add the perimeter numbers around the central five. We have 4 + 9 + 2 + 7 + 6 + 1 + 8 + 3 =40.

Finally, take the megalithic rod: 100 megalithic inches measure the length of of megalithic rod. On the 3 x 3 number square, 10 is a characteristic number. Any two opposite numbers equal 10. In the secret codes of this number square, powers of ten actually go to infinity.

Any two opposite numbers total ten. Here some pairs: 4 + 6 = 10. Or, 9 + 1 = 10.

For this, please look at the number square as I list the numbers . By two numbers at the time: 49 + 61 = 110. Another, 29 + 81 = 110. If it crosses the center, it’s dual to itself: 59 + 51 = 110. Or, 15 + 95 = 110. This number, 110 can be pulled out of the square in 16 different ways.

It also works three numbers at the time: 492 + 618 = 1110. Or, 951 + 159 = 1110. This number can be pulled out of here it 8 different ways.

The above maneuvers entailed a straight treatment of the numbers: All in a row. But when you twist and turn the numbers, they grow to infinity in their balance. This is the “grain of mustard seed” that grows into the largest plant. The Gospels refer to it. In this manner the smallest number square defines and describes infinity. Follow the next sets of numbers on the square as I describe them.

Thus, 4,927 + 6,183 = 11,110.

15, 943 + 95,167 = 111,110.

Or another two sets of 5 numbers, 81,672 + 29,438 = 111,110.

Or, let’s go bigger: 38,167,294 + 72,943,816 = 111,111,110.

Finally, the music of antiquity. We observed above that one thousand seven hundred twenty eight inches equals 52.8 megalithic yards. Sacred musical antiquity was all about the known diatonic scale. The “C” above middle “C” of the ancient diatonic scale vibrated at 528 times per second. Middle “C”, an octave lower, vibrated 264 times per second. This is also referenced at Stonehenge. The distance from its center up to the heel stone is 264 feet. The octave higher “C” by number (528) was taken and multiplied by 10 to arrive at the feet in a mile, 5,280. Measure, math, and music are all derived from this ancient number square. It unified mankind and brought the blessings of peace to all. Certainly, it can provide the same vision for the present.

Megalithic measure, also found in Malta, found its way into Judaism – some 2500 years later! The specific measure is the megalithic yard. It equals 2.72 feet. My book on sacred engineering was set into triangle on site of the featured picture. First, sacred engineering was based on the simplest number square. It is the traditional arrangement of the 3 x 3 number square pictured below. In paradox fashion, it is also the most complex.

First, a description of the megalithic yard: A Megalithic Yard (MY) is a unit of measurement of about 2.72 feet (0.83 m),^{[1]}^{[2]}^{[3]} that some researchers believe was used in the construction of megalithic structures. The proposal was made by Alexander Thom as a result of his surveys of 600 megalithic sites in England, Scotland, Wales and Britanny.^{[4]} Thom also proposed the Megalithic Rod of 2.5 MY.^{[5]} As subunits of these, he further proposed the Megalithic Inch of 2.073 centimetres (0.816 in), one hundred of which are included in a Megalithic Rod, and forty of which composed a Meglithic Yard.

How Megalithic Measure Comes From the Traditional Arrangement of the 3 x 3 Number Square

As you have just read, a megalithic inch is 0.816 inches. That is a straight read across the bottom of the number square.

A megalithic yard contains forty megalithic inches. Here’s the arithmetic: 40 x 0.816 = 32.64 inches. Next, 32.64″/12″ = 2.72 feet – or 1 MY.

Add the 8 perimeter numbers. For fun, start with the 8-1-6 trio. As 8 + 1 + 6 + 7 + 2 + 9 + 4 + 3 = 40. That is the number of megalithic inches in the megalithic yard. The megalithic inch is literally extracted from the 3 x 3 square’s basic and apparent image.

Plato refers to the 272 as the number of harmony in his Canon. Harmonia was the wife of Cadmus. Her name in Greek was spelled with the letters that added up to 272.

It is a masonic number. A rod of brickwork is 272 square feet.

The old Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, England is 272 feet long. Even though is is called “old”, it was built circa 1611. This is over 5,000 years after the Malta temple.

The triangle in the picture below, like the featured picture, also holds my book: The Sacred Engineers’ Philosophy- the Pinnacle of Thought in the Unified Culture of Ancient Builders. The triangle on all sides, by whole or fraction, defines the basic megalithic yard of 2.72 feet.

As you can deduce, the Maltese temple at Tarxien and the English Hatfield House, built 5,000 years later, are part of the same number square tradition. This tradition once encompassed cultures worldwide in a former and lost Golden Age. I think that with their re-discovery, we are about to enter a new Golden Age of peace and plenty.

Harmony as 272 is also Built into Ancient Language

The Hebrew word for “Hebrew” has a three letter root: ayin, reisch, veis. It means to cross or pass over; as Abraham came from Ur to start the Hebrew nation. The gematria of the three letter root in Hebrew is 272.

The three letter word for Arab in the Hebrew language (which translates, evening) uses the same three letters, only re-arranged. Their numerical value by gematria spelled with Hebrew letters is, of course, 272.

Peace and Harmony are soon to be a natural state between all nations. Sites built by the code must be rebuilt in a new re-dedication to a new return to peace and plenty. These sites are all around the Earth. Let’s be joyful!

Marduk and His Temple are a Billboard for Measure. What measure, you might ask? The megalitic yard. Marduk (Sumerian spelling in Akkadian: ^{d}AMAR.UTU ??? “solar calf”; GreekΜαρδοχαῖος,^{[1]}Mardochaios) was a late-generation god from ancient Mesopotamia and patron deity of the city of Babylon. It is a ziggurat. It is a step shaped structure with a temple at the top. In this case it has 7 levels including the top temple.

The 1st Level of the Temple of Marduk Sets the Megalitiic Yard in a Big Way

First, the megalithic yard of 2.72 feet is the cornerstone of ancient civilizations. Consider the following:

The oldest standing temple in the world on the southern island of Malta has a triangle. Its 3 sides measure 2.72 feet.

HOW HARMONY UNITES NUMBERS 5 AND 6

Harmony’s number is 272. Question: In what possible way can 272 bind opposing forces as one? Answer: Numbers 5 and 6 were considered polar opposite numbers. Five was yin. Six was yang. The five pointed star was a symbol of man. The hexagon, with 6 sides, was connected to the cosmos and the inanimate. In the Medieval gardens and decorations the five strong petaled rose was thought of yin; while the six- petaled lily was yang (refer to John Michell in City of Revelation). Many crystalline forms, the snowflake, even the cells of a honeycomb are six sided…So how does 272 unite man and the cosmos through numbers 5 and 6? Answer: 272 results from basic arithmetic of numbers 5 (yin) and 6 (yang). As, 6 x 5/ 6 + 5 = 2.72727272… Or stated in another way, 30/11= 2.727272….The ancients took 2.72 as setting the pattern.

The first level of Marduk’s temple is square it outline. It measures 300 square feet. There is your 30 multipled by 10. Its height is 110 feet. There is your 11 multiplied by 10. Both factors are there. Multiples by 10 were freely used in antiquity. They grow out of the hidden number codes on the 3 x 3 number square. I’ve blogged about these multiples that go to inifinity. Conclusion: The first level of the temple’s base is a giant billboard for the megalitic yard.

Peace Can be Acquired By Uncovering the Distant. The key is using numbers five and six. Worldwide measure was once based on their interaction. Five was considered to be yin. Six was yang. They interacted through the megalithic yard. Through the Middle Ages five and six were still key numbers. At the time, the rose with its five strong petals was yin. The lily with its six petals was considered yang. Author, John Michell, discusses the topic in his City of Revelation. See chapter six, Sacred Geometry, The Plan of the Holy City.

How were 5 and 6 brought together to Create Peace?

They were unified by a Neolitic measure, the megalithic yard. It is 2.72 feet. Professor A. Thom of Oxford University discovered it in the late 1960’s. It had a worldwide use. Here is the formula for the measure. The number was then taken as feet. The 12 inch foot is of great antiquity. The cubic inch of gold was a standard unit of weight in Summeria, Babylon and Greece. Examples can be found at the British Museum. A cube has 12 edges. Thus, 12 edges x 1 inch = 1 foot.

5 x 6/ 5 + 6 = 2.727272……

The 2.72 foot measure was also projected by the Egyptian Canon of measures. I think the MY’s relationship of 5 to 6 was rediscovered by myself? The Egyptian formula was expressed differently. The megalithic yard was: the square root of 5 x 1.2165 foot Egyptian remen = 2.72 feet.

Israel Partakes of the 5 and 6 Tradition for Peace.

Six is obvious. It is the 6-pointed Star of David. Finding 5 involves gematria. This is a word that expresses the total unity the numbers and letters once had. There were no separate letter and number systems. Israel in Hebrew translates to 541 (יִשְׂרָאֵל). One (1) was often added to words for the presence of God. The tradition was called colel. How does that relate to number five? A pentagon (five-sided, plane geometrical figure) has 540 degreees.

What About the Oquaga Spirit and Peace?

So where does my poetry book The Oquaga Spirit Speaks come in? In my case, knowledge and insight came on Oquaga Lake. I spent many summers at Scotts Oquaga Lake House as the piano player. A spirit would keep me company on my hikes through nature. The blogs are all free. If you feel like it, read the words of the Indian spirit in this book. It is posted as a product on DSOworks.com. Download is $7.99, Hard copy has just been made available on demand. Price for the 80 poems and all color pictures is $29.99. Add $5.00 for shipping and handling.

Harmony in a Neolithic and Modern Site. The south temple at Tarxien is one of the oldest temples that still exists. It dates back to 3,500 B.C. Neighboring inhabitants worshiped the goddess. Over 5,000 years later, another site was built using the same units of measure, the old Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, England. Here’s how:

Plato refers to the 272 as the number of harmony in his Canon. Harmonia was the wife of Cadmus. Her name in Greek was spelled with the letters that added up to 272.

It is a masonic number. A rod of brickwork is 272 square feet.

The old Hatfield House in Hertfordshire, England is 272 feet long. Even though is is called “old”‘ it was built circa 1611, over 5,000 years after the Malta temple.

The triangle in the picture below holds my book:The Sacred Engineers’ Philosophy- the Pinnacle of Thought in the Unified Culture of Ancient Builders. It defines the basic megalithic yard of 2,72 feet.

The temple at Tarxien and the Hatfield House are part of the same tradition. This tradition encompasses many cultures worldwide.

Harmony as 272 is also Built into Ancient Language

The Hebrew word for “Hebrew” has a three letter root: ayin, reisch, veis. It means to cross or pass over; as Abraham came from Ur to start the Hebrew nation. The gematria of the three letter root in Hebrew is 272.

The three letter word for Arab in the Hebrew language (which translates, evening) uses the same three letters, only re-arranged. Their numerical value by gematria is also 272.

The message is plain and simple: “Harmony” is the natural birthright not only of the inhabitants of the Middle east, but also for people from all over the world. Let’s rededicate ourselves to harmony in human relations.To this end a suggest using the wisdom of the ancients. We could even refurbish some of the still standing sights of antiquity to focus on what we all have in common.

My Book, The Sacred Engineers’ Philosophy- the Pinnacle of Thought in the Unified Culture of Ancient Builders, above was placed inside a carved triangle at the south temple at Tarxien. It defines the megalithic yard of 2.72 feet. In the same vein as the above triangle that defines one megalithic yard of 2.72 feet; the more modern building, the old Hatfield House in England has a length two hundred and seventy-two feet; or 100 megalithic yards.

Where did the measure of 2.72 foot megalithic yard, re-discovered by Professor Alexander Thom of Oxford University in the 1960’s, really come from? Thousands of years ago, Plato called 272 the number of harmony. John Michell writes about the subject in his City of Revelation. Thom found this unit at at 600 sites located in England, Scotland, Wales and Brittany. In the 1900’s, Jay Hambridge discovered that the megalithic yard was an extension of the Egyptian remen: The 1.2165 foot remen x square root of 5 = 2.72 feet. Hambridge uncovered the source of numerous ancient measurements by multiplying the Egyptian remen by the square roots of 2,3, 4,5 etc.

MUSIC AND MEASURE

I discovered that many older measurements, including those that Hambridge uncovered are found in the 3 X 3 square pictured above. It was the cornerstone of ancient builders. In my blog on Genesis tunes to A-440, I talk about the hidden number codes. Please follow the numbers on the tick-tack-toe board above: By single digits the perimeter totals 40 as: 4 + 9 + 2 +7 + 6+1 + 8+ 3 = 40. But overlapping double digits, the total becomes 440 as: 49 + 92 + 27 + 76 + 61 + 18 + 83 + 34 = 440 (we still tune to A-440). Overlapping the digits, three at the time, corner to corner, we have 2220 as: 492 + 276 + 618 + 834 = 2220. The formula for deriving the megalithic yard from this number square is: P1 (40) + P2(440) + P3 (2220)/(divided by) P3(2220) times the square root of the central number,5.

THE 3 MATHEMATICAL GEMS ARE HERE

The 3 X 3 magic square can have some different number arrangements, as books on number squares illustrate. John Michell, states that the above diagram is the traditional way it is viewed, Now why is the traditional solution important? Because, other key megalithic measures and mathematical amazements are found when looking at the bottom row horizontally: As the numbers across the bottom are 816 or in reverse 618 we find: (1) One megalithic rod = 81.6 inches (2) One megalithic inch = 0.816 inches. When these three figures are reversed as 618, magically, the Golden Section appears. Ancient sites around the globe used the 1 to 1.618 ratio for construction. After they were constructed by the Golden Section, they were measured by megalithic units. This will be the subject of future blogs. Jericho was such a site. .618 is diminutive expression of the Golden section: 1/1.618…= o.618… Finally the megalithic yard as 2.72 references another mathematical gem: the exponential factor of growth: 2.72 is a close approximation that expresses the limits by which systems can grow. I will save the appearance of pi for another blog. Thank you for your patience.